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my lower back under my ribs on my left side hurts?

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Dr. Joshua Batt
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Many possibilities: This could be due to a pulled muscle, which needs time to heal and may benefit from anti-inflammatory medications (motrin). It may also be a kidney infection which is commonly accompanied by burning on urination and frequent urination. A doctor can look for other causes such as rib injuries, lung infections, tumors or cancers in the area, problems from the aorta or pancreas in the abdomen, etc...
Answered on Apr 29, 2020
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Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Ouch: As an osteopathic medical student, might i suggest that you seek out an osteopathic physician, or D.O., who practices osteopathic manipulative medicine. If this is a musculoskeletol problem, they should be able to use their 10 fingers to help fix it. If it is caused by a problem somewhere else, they can identify and help with that problem as well.
Answered on Nov 25, 2013
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Kidney or strain: Kidney pain can be due to: obstruction, stone or infection. Urinalysis can demonstrate latter two if blood, white blood cells or bacteria are present. Back muscle strain would cause increased pain with flexing or twisting spine. You need to examined by your dr.. Ct scan may be required.
Answered on Feb 14, 2013
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